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Mr. Villain’s Day Off Trailer Shows Cuteness in Villainy

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The anime Mr. Villain’s Day Off (a.k.a. Kyūjitsu no Warumono-san in Japanese) dropped a trailer that lets us know the series will begin on January 7. It also lets us listen to parts of the opening theme song “Yūho” (translated as “Walk”) performed by Ivudot, and the ending theme song “Kyūsoku Jūden” (translated as “Relaxation Charging”) performed by GLASGOW.

The anime is being made at Shinei Animation and Synergy SP, with Yoshinori Odaka of B-Daman CrossFire helming the project as director. The person in charge of overseeing series scripts is Midori Gotou, who is known for working on Hozuki’s Coolheadedness. The music is being composed by Nobuaki Nobusawa of Steins;Gate 0.

Looking toward the cast, Shintarō Asanuma plays Warmono-san (General), Sōma Saitō plays Rooney, Yūichi Nakamura plays Trigger, Hiiro Ishibashi plays Akatsuki Red, Takuya Eguchi plays Sōten Blue, Ai Kakuma plays Shinonome Pink, Hibiku Yamamura plays Reimei Green (Sora) and Reimei Green (Mugi), and Yuichiro Umehara plays Yoiyami Black.

Square Enix Manga & Books publishes the original manga by Yuu Morikawa, and gave this description for it:

One evil supervillain spends most of his time hatching nefarious plots to take over the world-but on his days off, nothing gets between him and the cute pandas he adores! This fresh, charming comedy series answers the age-old question of what a villain does off the clock!

The mysterious and dastardly man known only as the General within the evil organization plotting to take over the world is one of the top targets of Earth’s defensive unit, the Rangers. But on his precious days off, he’s more likely to be at the local zoo staring at his beloved pandas or trying out new ice cream flavors! Will his secret hobbies be jeopardized forever when his natural enemy-a Ranger hero out to save the Earth-catches him in the act?

Source: ANN


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